Dinner Delivered

Fare Accompli

Laurann Claridge
March 05, 2013

For many of us, weekend cooking can be a joy, but throwing together a meal on weekdays is nothing but a chore. The solution? Turn to Camille Peeples and Carla Ohls, two home cooks who figured many of us living inside the loop (as well as in parts of Memorial and Tanglewood) might love to be relieved of the weekday mealtime task now and then. The result: Fare Accompli, an online meal-delivery service with three different dinner options for two. The week I signed up, William and I dined on biscuit-topped chicken potpie and a little mesclun salad one night. The next day, we enjoyed healthy-sized portions of a hearty Tuscan bean soup, garnished with parmesan, while the third meal brought a guilt-free quinoa and cranberry salad, greens with cilantro dressing and one of the moistest roasted turkey breasts we’ve tasted in a long time. The fresh fare, made just one day prior, is better than most take-out haunts, but what truly charmed us was the homey nostalgia of it all, as if the recipes were plucked from a vintage Junior League cookbook. Simply sign up online, review the e-mailed weekly menu and submit your order by midnight Sunday. Anything you’ve ordered for the week is delivered to your door Wednesday or Thursday — easy to reheat and plate, with specific no-muss instructions. Prices range from about $18 to $28 for portions that can easily feed up to three, with a flat delivery fee of $3.50. Want to throw together an easy dinner party? Fare Accompli offers frozen casseroles with a retro flair, such as King Ranch casserole ($48) and plantation eggs ($45) for eight. fareaccompli.com; orders@fareaccompli.com.